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Massachusetts Court Says Harvard Must Face Slave Photos Lawsuit

A court said this week Harvard can be sued in connection with photos of enslaved people produced as part of a racist professor’s 1850 study. Per a report from the Associated Press, Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday that a woman whose enslaved ancestors are said to be depicted in the widely distributed photos can sue the school for emotional distress.
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Red Sox Reportedly Recall Pitching Prospect For Upcoming Spot Start

You wouldn’t know it by watching them continue to rail off wins, but the Boston Red Sox have been bitten by the injury bug lately. Boston currently has seven players on the injured list, including starting pitchers Nathan Eovaldi and Garrett Whitlock, who are both dealing with inflammatory injuries that have held pushed back their initial return dates. With Tanner Houck ineligible to slide into a starting role in their upcoming series against the Blue Jays in Toronto, due to his vaccination status, the Red Sox have reportedly called on yet another minor league pitcher to make a spot start.
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Report: Celtics' Finals run impacted Bradley Beal as FA decision looms

Bradley Beal has been with Washington Wizards for his entire NBA career. But his loyalty might be tested this summer. Amid speculation that Beal is expected to decline his $36.4 million player option and enter unrestricted free agency on June 30, Audacy's Quinton Mayo reported on his podcast, The Quinton Mayo Show, that the All-Star guard has yet to make up his mind about whether he'll re-sign with Washington or seek greener pastures.

MBTA, developer work to repair structural damage at Government Center

BOSTON - On Saturday, shuttle buses continued to run near Government Center as a team of engineers continued work to repair structural damage at the parking garage.Construction crews teamed up with developers to reinforce compromised columns that forced the MBTA to shut down part of the system.On Thursday afternoon, HYM, the contractor demolishing the Government Center Garage, notified the MBTA that a garage support column in the MBTA tunnel is severely deteriorated, making the tunnel area unsafe for Green Line and Orange Line trains.HYM said the column was compromised from water damage is not the result of ongoing construction work at the garage.MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak contradicted that statement, placing blame on the construction company. On Friday, the MBTA tweeted, "We are assisting the developer to gain access to the support columns to begin reinforcing the structures. Repair work is underway and we will continue to support their contractors by delivering workers and materials to the site."Green Line service is being replaced by shuttle buses between Government Center and Lechmere. The Orange Line is suspended between North Station and Back Bay. Safety experts are working to determine when it will be safe for trains to enter the tunnels again. 

Porch Collapse in Winthrop Sends 2 to Hospital

Two people have been hospitalized after their porch collapsed onto some rocks below at a house in Winthrop, Massachusetts. Police in Winthrop first responded to a call around 2:15 p.m. Saturday for an incident on Nahant Avenue, officials said, where they learned that a railing had given way from a porch at a residence.

Red Sox Trade Acquisition James Norwood Outrighted To Worcester

It’s been a busy week for James Norwood, but the newest Red Sox acquisition seems to have finally found a home. Norwood was outrighted to Triple-A Worcester on Saturday, according to Christopher Smith of This move comes in the same week he was traded from the Philadelphia Phillies to Boston, before being designated for assignment by the Red Sox as a way to get Jeter Downs onto the active roster.

Magical ride comes to a halt

AMHERST – Throughout their tournament run to the state championship, the Tewksbury High Softball team had called themselves the “Comeback Kids”. It was a well earned nickname, as regardless of the circumstances and regardless of the deficit, it seemed the Redmen were never out of any game. That held very true in the state tournament, when the Redmen earned a pair of comeback victories, including erasing a 5-0 deficit in their 7-6 extra inning state semifinal win over North Attleboro as well as a 4-0 win over Dracut earlier in the tournament.

Celtics assistant Will Hardy reportedly a leading candidate for Jazz coaching vacancy

Hardy joined the Celtics' staff in 2021 when Ime Udoka became the team's head coach. Danny Ainge could be looking to his old home to fill the head coaching vacancy in Utah. Celtics assistant Will Hardy is a “leading candidate” to become the next head coach of the Jazz, The Salt Lake Tribune’s Andy Larsen reported Saturday. The Jazz and Ainge, who joined Utah earlier in 2022 as its Alternate Governor and CEO, are looking to hire a younger assistant coach to replace Quin Snyder, according to Larsen.

Dick's, Starbucks among companies to cover employees' abortion-related travel

BOSTON -  After the Supreme Court ruled on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, corporate giants from a range of industries pledged to provide support and financial assistance for employees — and, in some cases, their dependents — seeking abortions in states that outlaw the procedure. The court's decision to roll back the nearly 50-year-old landmark ruling, which protected the federal, constitutional right to an abortion, is expected to transform the landscape of reproductive health in America, leaving abortion policy up to individual states and paving the way for numerous states to pass new abortion restrictions. As of Friday afternoon, state...

Salem holds Pride Parade for first time in 2 years

SALEM - After being canceled for two years, this year's Salem Pride Parade took on a whole new meaning following the Supreme Court's overturning Roe v. Wade followed by Clarence Thomas's suggestion that maybe the court should reconsider same-sex marriage."It's such an awesome feeling just to be able to get back into the community. Whether you support the LGBTQ rights or not, it's just an awesome feeling,"  said Kevin Souza of SalemFrom dancing to cheering to all the vibrant colors, folks took in the heat and the celebration, but the Supreme Court's decision was on their minds."Concern. We're not going...

Boston, MA’s Underground Donut Tours Are a Sweet Treat

There's never a shortage of entertaining things to do in Boston. In addition to the popular, mainstream options that the typical tourist might think of such as sports games, museums, and theaters, some extra digging will bring your attention to the more unique and eclectic offerings that help give Boston its individuality and character.

Despite the loss, Ryan was strong — especially after the first inning — in the circle

AMHERST – After three innings of Saturday’s MIAA Division 2 State Championship game between Tewksbury and Westfield at UMass Amherst’s Sortino Field, it appeared that it was just not going to be Sam Ryan’s day. The junior pitcher for Tewksbury, who had been outstanding all season long in helping to lead the Redmen to the MVC championship and the No. 2 seed in the MIAA Tournament, had struggled through the first three frames as the Redmen had fallen into a 3-0 hole with Westfield scoring one run in each inning.

LaVita and Arbogast compete at National Track-and-Field Meet

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Two local athletes, one from Wilmington High and one from Tewksbury Memorial High School competed in this past weekend's New Balance High School Track-and-Field meet which was held over three days at the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field. There's two high school national meets, the other,...

49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo Reportedly Will Be Cleared To Throw Soon

Jimmy Garoppolo appears poised to resume throwing after offseason shoulder surgery, which means the trade rumors for the former New England Patriots signal caller will soon resurface. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported Saturday the timetable for the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s throwing remains on schedule — Garoppolo will turn 31-years old...